Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything.
If we are to be really great people, we must strive in good faith to play a great part in the world. We cannot avoid meeting great issues. All that we can determine for ourselves is whether we shall meet them well or ill.
Americanism is a question of principle, of idealism, of character. It is not a matter of birthplace, or creed, or line of descent.
Yes, my friend, and if you will steal for me then you will steal from me.